This is Link, he lives in our apartment (rent free). He used to look like this.
To make some extra cash, the roommate used to do a lot of standing in the subways while painted in silver. He was featured in a documentary for this called Downtown Locals (you’ll see him around the 20 second mark in this trailer). When he wrote and performed in a play about this he had that cute puppet made, and painted Link (a co-star) silver.